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lights ♪ tonight -- >> shame on you! >> media madness. is the head of one of the world's biggest companies going down now that the inner circle of rupert murdoch is crumpling. >> we were spending money on private investigators doing these practices. free at last, or is she? >> caylee! >> out of jail but will casey anthony ever have a moment of peace? and what was she thinking? attacking a judge? security officers to the rescue. >> she was not remorseful at all actually. >> and what is she thinking with these nails? >> do you frighten children ever? >> one on one with the nail lady. it's all right here, right now on cnn.
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good evening, everyone. i'm don lemon. we begin with the stunning turn of events and the deepening and embarrassing hacking and bribery scandal infecting fox news channel's parent company news corp. tonight, rebecca brooks who headed up the newspapers is out on bail after her arrest earlier in the day. another shocker. the head of the same department that arrested brooks, london's metro police commissioner falls victim to the same widening scandal. >> i have taken this decision as a consequence of the ongoing speculation with news international at a senior level and in particular to mr. neil wallace who, as you know, was arrested in connection last week. >> what brought sir paul stevenson, london's top cop down? his dealings with a former police department media consultant, neil wallace, who
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was once executive editor of a news of the world paper. that brings us to rebecca brooks at the top of the news corp. food chain. as cnn's atika schubert reports tonight, brooks had a long way to fall. >> reporter: in the cozy world of british politics and media rebecca brooks was at its center. she wineded and dineded the rich and powerful on behalf of her boss and mentor. brooks first came to news international as a secretary at news of the world. she quickly developed a reputation for her tenacity as a journalist, reportedly once disguising herself as a cleaning lady to scoop a competitor. described as both ruthless and charming she was soon the youngest editor of the news of the world. shortly after that, the sun, both owned by murdock international. she spear headed a campaign to name and shame alleged
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pedophiles publishing names and addresses in the paper. as the editor of the sun she testified that her paper had paid police officers for information. it was under her editorship that the news of the world allegedly paid a private investigator to hack into the voicemail messages of millie dowler, a 13 yeerl girl murdered in britain whose court case and investigation made front page headlines. the allegations didn't come to light until almost a decade later after brooks scaled the public ladder to be chief executive of news international, a position she resigned last week. brooks has denied having any knowledge of phone hacking by her staff. it was brooks who cemented a relationship with prime minister david cameron, inviting him to lunches at her country home with the head of news corporation, rupert murdoch's son, james. there have been several arrests in the phone hacking scandal so far. rebecca brooks is the highest
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profile yet, and the one closest to rupert murdoch himself. >> brooks admitted to paying police for information. i asked lisa bloom why it wasn't a bigger deal back then. >> i think we got the answer to that today, don. it appears law enforcement was intimately tied up with the corruption scan danld hacking scandal with britain's top cop saying he should have handled things differently. i believe this is the beginning of the uk's watergate. there is too much corruption at too high of a level. this is a woman virtually admitting, sure, we paid police for information. now the police have four years' worth of files of at least 4,000 hacking victims and they did nothing. they didn't even notify victims of hacking. i think this is just the beginning of an unfolding scandal that will get bigger as
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each day goes by. >> i had a chance to speak with jeff jarvis. he thinks the scandal is enough to force rupert murdoch out of the news business all together. >> news corp. is primarily an entertainment company. nobody expects that entertainment executives are anything but rapacious, but in the news business they can't stand the murdoch name and the pressure on them now. how do they sell newspapers in this day? there is no market for them. i think they will get rid of news organizations in the uk first. the new york post will go. fox news? i can imagine a leveraged buyout. the wall street journal? well, murdoch overpaid for that. who knows what happens to it. the end of the day i think this becomes an entertainment company. >> the scandal is reaching deep into rupert murdoch's inner circle. you can be sure the man at the
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top is feeling the pressure. >> shame on you! shame on you! >> murdoch has ads running in seven british papers through monday saying, quote, we are sorry. here he is in his own words. >> i'm the founder of the company. i was appalled to find out what happened. i apologize. i have nothing more to say. >> well, the scandal is widening to another paper, the sunday times. now even the fbi is opening an investigation. the allegations -- hacking the personal phones of public figures and the not so public. from murder victims to dead war heroes. >> there is a firestorm, if you like, that is engulfing parts of the media, parts of the police and, indeed, our political
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system's ability to respond. >> murdoch's news corp., the parent company of the fox news channel also owns 20th century fox, the fx network, the new york post, wall street journal, harpercollins publishing and probably your local fox affiliate. the charges against the company are criminal and could have dire implications for murdoch, the people under him and the briet prime minister. david cameron's -- former news of the world also arrested in the scandal. what did david cameron know and when did he know it? >> let me say once more, if i was lied to, if the police were lied to, if the select committee was lied to it would be a matter of deep regret and a matter for criminal prosecution.
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>> order! anybody might think that some orchestrated noise is taking place. order! the house will come to order and these -- order! this will continue in an orderly way. mr. ed milliband. >> the prime minister has made a very important admission. he has admitted his chief of staff was given information before the general election, that andy coulson hired a man jailed for seven years for criminal conspiracy who made payments to the police on behalf of the news of the world. this evidence casts serious doubt on mr. coulson's that the phone hacking investigation was an example of illegal activity. >> do you know what, mr. speaker? i think the public and the victims of this appalling
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scandal want us to rise above this and deal with the problems that this country faces. [ shouting ] >> mr. ed miliband? >> mr. speaker, he just doesn't get it. [ cheers ] >> he just doesn't get it. >> i'm afraid, mr. speaker, the person who is not getting it is now the leader of the opposition. >> this unfolding firestorm was brought to light recently by hollywood actor hugh grant who secretly taped a former news of the world reporter talking about the unsavory practices he says everyone in his organization condoned and encouraged. here's hugh grant in an awkward picture with the reporter paul mcmullen. i spoke with mcmullen about who knew what. >> were people as high as rupert murdoch complicit in this? would murdoch know about these
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practices? people under him? >> well, people under him certainly should have done. when rebecca brooks, his right-hand woman in britain was doing my job i was looking at the same books. we were sending 4,000 pounds a week on private investigators doing these kind of practices. just extraordinary if she was the department boss who then moved up to be editor. how could you not notice expending over 100 grand a year on this kind of thing and not ask what it's for. her position is ludicrous. >> rupert murdoch and his son james will testify tuesday at a parliamentary committee meeting on the scandal. rebecca brooks is supposed to testify as well. her arrest may limit what she says. still ahead on cnn tonight. >> miss -- you will be held in contempt of this court. >> i don't care.
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i haven't done anything to this court. i haven't done anything to him. >> she'll be arrested for contempt of court. go now. >> what was she thinking? attacking a judge? security officers to the rescue, all caught on camera. we'll talk with the guy who took her down. and a story we have kept an eye on. a rochester woman arrested after recording police making a traffic stop. now it is a national debate. we're checking in on social media. check in with us on twitter, facebook, and on foursquare. and "transparent" available anywhere books are sold. naturals from purina cat chow. delicious, real ingredients with no artificial flavors or preservatives. naturals from purina cat chow. share a better life.
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>> you will be held in contempt. >> don't care. i haven't done anything to this court or anything to him. >> she'll be arrested for contempt of court. go now. you can probably imagine a kentucky woman is in big trouble with the law after she attacks a judge in court. court security officer adam dodson was the first to take her down. i talked with him earlier and asked what did the judge said to make her go ballistic. >> the judge was telling her to stop using foul language and if she kept using foul language in her court then she would be held in contempt and face more charges, and the lady was very upset already and she just basically disregarded anything the judge said and continued to talk. >> you've been doing this for a while now. have you seen anybody react this way especially towards a judge? >> i have seen people react this
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way but only in training videos, and the training they send us to. not in actually any courtroom i've worked in in the 3 1/2 years i've been there. >> when you grabbed her and you subdued her. what happened? was she remorseful? did you have to take her away? what happened? >> she was not remorseful at all actually. i had to administer the handcuffs on the floor. she was resisting arrest. she was fighting with me. another bailiff tried to hold her feet. she was sort of fighting with him. we finally got her handcuffed. picked her up off the floor and walked her out of the courtroom and still using foul language and she actually made another threatening comment to the judge. >> did you give her any sort of test afterwards, do you know if she was under the influence at all? did she smell of alcohol? did she seem to be under the influence of something? >> she was not under the influence of anything that we could tell. she was just very angry. i think she has a history of these types of situations. and she just had it in her mind
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it didn't matter what we done or anything, actually. she was just showing disrespect for the court, for my position and she was just disregarding anything we were trying to do. >> she was there for a domestic violence charges against her husband and he watched the whole thing go down. didn't he? >> yes, sir. >> he was not shown in the video but he was standing to the left of the woman there. and he watched the whole thing. he was standing behind the podium and moved the podium out of the way so we could finish the handcuffing process. >> in addition to the contempt of court and domestic charges she's now charged with terrorist threatening. >> a tour bus crash left two killed and several injured on interstate 390. a number of hospitals received patients from the crash. those with more serious injuries were transported by helicopter.
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not only was there no carmegeddon in los angeles, the highway project that was supposed to cause it finished 17 hours ahead of schedule. interstate 405 re-opened at noon local time after crews finished demolishing a bridge earlier than expected. the city braced itself when ten miles of interstate 405 shut down. traffic dropped by two-thirds averting the monster gridlock predicted. the u.s. women's soccer team's world cup quest has ended in heartbreak. the american team lost the final to japan on penalty kicks after overtime. it ended with a 2-2 tie. the team hoped to be the first americans to win the cups since 1999. japan was the underdog in the match but persevered to be the first asian team to ever win the tournament. congratulations to them. a key nomination from the white house is expected on monday. president obama made the
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we want to make prices clear and we want to make risks clear and we want consumers to be able to compare two or three credit cards or two or three mortgages head to head. >> it is a developing story out of washington tonight where the white house says that woman you just saw, elizabeth warren, will not head up the new consumer financial protection bureau. instead president obama will nominate richard cordre to the post. he's the former ohio secretary general. elizabeth warren basically created the job.
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why is the president giving it to someone else? >> bottom line she can't get confirmed. they don't have the votes for her. it would have been a battle with the senate and the business community. there are two concerns. in an election year and is that a good way to start a new bureau? no. why not take the path of less resistance? >> why are folks in the financial services industry so opposed to warren? >> well, from their perspective they would say she's predisposed to seeing bankers and mortgage lenders as the bad guys. she says she wants to protect consumers from what she calls tricks, traps and predatory lenders. they say she's crushing innovation. they often just say they don't like her. >> she has a very accomplished resumé. what's in her future, jessica? >> it's interesting. she's not saying. there is wide speculation that she could go back thomas mass where she's been a professor at
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harvard university and has lived for years and run as a democrat against senator scott brown. it's a blue state where democrats feel they have a chance of winning back the senate seat from a republican. they just need a candidate. she's raised her profile, has been outspoken and could be a candidate for u.s. senate as a democrat in the 2012 election. she's not saying but don't be surprised to see her in the race. >> all right. jessica yellin, thank you. listen to this. >> if you're trying to get to $2.4 trillion without any reven revenue, then you are effectively gutting a bunch of domestic spending that is going to beburdensome and not something i would support. >> president obama drawing a line in the debate over spending cuts and raising taxes. the nation's debt ceiling has to be raised by august 2nd or the government risks defaulting on
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its obligations. but the president may have an advantage here that a lot of people are overlooking. errol lewis joins me now. i know you think the president and congress will cut a deal. why do you say that? >> well, you know, if you look at some of the numbers we are going into the final round of negotiations. august 2 is getting closer. the polls suggest most people believe the president. he's got a 47% approval rating. it's not great. congress has a 26% approval rating. the poll suggests that people trust this president rather than congress on the economy. and then you have a republican leadership that's divided over their tactics. so they've got a weak hand going into the last round. it looks like they are going to give up the fight at some point. >> if the president has won the battle for public opinion, how did he do it? is it because americans want budget cuts as long as the cuts only affect someone else? >> look, this is how politics
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works. the president has the bully pulpit and he's used it. when he had a mid-day news conference it was covered by everybody. they stopped the soap operas and game shows. republicans came on an not even all the cable stations carried it. it's a powerful position. he's a persuasive guy. that's why he's president. >> let's talk about political pledges. we are hearing about republicans who took pledges not to raise taxes ever when they were candidates. now their hands are tied. rick santorum writes it's an honor to take these pledges because that is what a pledge is -- an oath to honor our word. is he right? >> not really. there is a superseding oath to protect the people and follow the constitution. the reality is if this was easy and you could feed checklists into a computer that's the way
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we would run the democracy. for example the famous tax loophole for owners of private jets f. you close that are you raising taxes or not. that's something pledges don't let you figure out. >> let's talk about news corps. rupert murdoch's empire appears to be crumbling. can anything good come of this? >> it shows the need for a diverse press. it was the guardian, a rival to the rupert murdoch empire that set the avalanche in motion. that's what you get. if you had only one news organization running the whole show this may never have come to light at all. >> errol louis, thanks. it is official. the woman acquitted of murdering her child, casey anthony, is now a free woman. that report is next. plus, an in-depth report about the story behind this video. >> what in the world! i'm sorry. i was standing in my front yard
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after being under police and public scrutiny for more than three years casey anthony is now free. we don't know exactly where she is. anthony walked out of an orlando jail after midnight. 12 days ago a jury acquit her of murdering her daughter. about 1,000 people were outside the jail in protest.
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[ chanting "caylee" ] [ honking ] >> security was high. her attorneys say she had multiple death threats. you just saw casey anthony's defense attorneys were by her side when she left jail and they have been throughout her years locked up. but do they have doubts about what she did? a compelling interview by hln's joy behar may answer that. >> would you let casey babyis it your kids? you say she's innocent. >> well, my kids are older. >> say they were younger. would you leave her with your children? >> i -- i -- i liked casey anthony. i came to trust her. and that's a really -- i felt the casey anthony that i knew, i
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felt very comfortable with her. >> i watched that live. that was great tv. right? that was great tv. that was a really great question. that was casey anthony's attorney seemingly at a loss for words on joy behar on hln. a revealing answer for sure. holly hughes is here. she's a former prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney as well. so, listen, as i said, that was a great question. you would think she would dance around it better. what did you make of the answer? >> wow. she had to know it was coming, don. yet she's like a deer in headlights. >> i think that question, joy behar, and i have to say that's like someone who will ask a political question who's outside of the beltway where everyone thinks to ask questions in a certain way. would you let her babyis it ysbr kid? that's a simple mom question. >> people have to be asking that. she spent all this time with her.
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dorothy clay simms was mothering casey through the trial. she did a lot of mothering. hugging on her in front of the jury, petting on her hair and treating her like a daughter. >> then she doesn't know -- >> exactly. when you're asked the question, i mean, you should have an answer prepared for that. >> what does it say about her as an attorney? did she believe her own client? >> i don't think so. here's the deal. the nonanswer speaks a lot louder than if she had flat out answered the question and said, you know, i'm not comfortable with it because she's a party girl. you don't have to infer that she's a murderer. >> holly hughes. while we don't know where casey is now her parents' attorney believe casey has of left orlando. >> what in the world! i'm sorry. i was standing in my front yard concerned about what was going on in my neighborhood and you're arresting me! what the hell is going on right now! >> tonight, we go in depth about
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a story -- the story behind this video. when rochester, new york, police put the cuffs on emily good they set off a national debate. monitoring police versus public safety. good was arrested after she recorded police making a traffic stop. stefs standing in her front yard when officer mario masic opted to arrest good instead of the man initially pulled over. >> okay, listen. i'm not going to explain myself. you are going to jail. i'm trying to give you a warning. okay? >> i'm going to back up. >> you know what? you're going to go to jail. this is not right. >> no, no. stay right here. >> i'm sorry. >> her charge was later dropped. police say citizens now feel bolder to intervene which puts everyone at risk. in the meantime, more complaints of unfair arrests are coming out. here's cnn's susan candiotti.
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>> reporter: on the same night emily good was released, a man recorded several men in his neighborhood. >> what are you being detained for? >> reporter: you can hear him speaking to the young men. >> what are they being detained for? >> reporter: the men were released and barnes approached the police officers. >> can i have your lieutenant's name, sir? can i have your business card so i know who interacted with these boys? >> reporter: barnes said he didn't record what happened next. >> i walked across the street like this gentleman is about to do. they sped across the street and said, jaywalking. we got you on camera jaywalking. >> reporter: barnes was ticketed for not using a crosswalk, later changed to disorderly conduct and obstructing traffic. other charges followed including weapons possession -- what barnes said was a utility knife
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and marijuana possession. barnes pleaded not guilty to the charges but said the jaywalking ticket was a way of punishing him for making the recording. police chief james shepherd said jaywalking is a violation of traffic law and led to other charges. >> there are a number of other issues involved in that case. one was possession of a weapon. there was also contraband that was seized by the police department that also resulted in that arrest. >> reporter: on youtube, video shows another incident that community activists call purely retaliatory. while emily good supporters were inside a meeting, police took out rulers and issued parking tickets to any car more than 12 inches from the curb. rochester police chief james shepherd said in each of the cases, his officers were enforcing the law. >> however, in the spirit of the law maybe they take it a little bit too far. that's yet to be determined. we'll look at that in our internal investigation. >> reporter: rochester mayor thomas richards is waiting for the results of all the internal
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investigations. >> we're going to look at whether there is a pattern of arrests here, whether there is a pattern of arrests here that would indicate that this kind of arrest is being somehow abused. >> reporter: emily good said she's been arrested several times over the last couple of years for civil disobedience, most re-kently at a protest against foreclosure. she's convinced that the law is on her side in terms of recording police activity. good and her supporters vow to keep cameras rolling. >> it has a powerful role in telling the officers that not only are we watching this. but, you know, potentially the whole world is watching this. >> reporter: susan candiotti, cnn, new york. >> up next, a man who said he was harassed by rochester police. he's also a city firefighter and a county legislator.
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oh, really? you had civilian complaints? regarding the parking being further than 12 inches from the curb? >> some say this is rochester police in retaliation. officers ticketed people gathered to support emily good who was arrested for filming the police department. the short-haireded african-american man in this
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video was charged with several offenses afterward. he said he stepped in because an officer was making a threat. in the end, he cut a deal, he said to keep his job as a firefighter. he told me police relations have gotten worse since this controversy erupted. >> don, i'm getting numerous calls from constituents in my community, people in the neighborhood, especially adjacent to that i represent. many people are saying they are being harassed. i believe the way the police department treats african-americans especially in this community as opposed to caucasians is a different approach. they are much more aggressive than they are approaching a caucasian resident as opposed to an african-american resident. so i'm hearing nothing but complaints from people in this city. >> mr. lightfoot, that was the reason that emily good said she recorded the video in her front yard. she was concerned about racial profiling and police harassment.
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do you believe that this is a systematic problem with rochester police? >> absolutely. i believe that. i was a victim of that myself. i was driven around for four hours. when i asked to go to the bathroom i was told to urinate on myself. i was never told why i was arresteded. i was treated like a common criminal and thug. >> thanks to willie lightfoot. when we asked about his arrest police didn't want to make further comment about it. the police chief and rochester's mayor declined our interview requests. the middle of the country will be feeling the heat in the coming days. jesus christ joins us from the severe weather center. it's hot. >> it's dangerously hot and this will carry into the work week. we are not talking relief until probably thursday. heat advisories from minnesota down to the south. that bright pink is excessive heat warnings.
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unfortunately, we are going to see little change in this. it will be feeling like 100 to 115 degrees in the peak of the heat in the afternoon. in addition to that for you, tomorrow morning we expect showers and thundershowers. they will be more prevalent in the afternoon. some could be severe. we are talking across the great lakes into the northeastern quarter and we'll see pop-up thunderstorms in the southeast, particularly into florida and across the four corners region. so for tomorrow's commute tonight we'll pick the top five cities where we expect problems. number five, san francisco. looking for morning fog and clouds. number four, chicago. expecting to see thunderstorms. and a lot of haez throughout the day. miami, you will see thunderstorms just like you did today. some really heavy downpours expected. new york city, all it takes is a couple of thunderstorms to cause delays because of volume there. and the number one city we are expecting a lot of heavy rain and storms would be in boston, massachusetts. be prepared for that, especially for the commute home.
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one other thing, don, we'll be watching in the work week ahead is tropical storm bret. it popped up as a tropical depression this afternoon and this evening. it's intensified a little bit since then. right now, the best estimated track brings it like this. not close enough to the coast, we don't think, to cause any problems. there is not a lot of steering so we'll watch it in the upcoming days. >> i like it when you do tomorrow's commute tonight. we used to have a big announcer voice that would say -- now, tomorrow's commute tonight. >> you do that well. will you do it for me sundays at 10:00? >> we'll get you a little announcer card. have a great week. ahead, we let you in on a secret dinner party i was invited to. none of us knew who would be there or why. we'll tell you about what it's all about. in here, the planned combination of at&t and t-mobile would deliver our next generation mobile broadband experience to 55 million more americans,
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until today where it would be happening. they just saw cnn eatocracy, they said yes, saved the date and we'll get them a drink and get them talking. >> i'm about to burst to have all of this great food that comes from everywhere, but to have it at this restaurant means so much to me. this is amazing. >> everything here at this table is going to share your story of who you think you are, who you want to be, what you ate, what you thought you were going to be and how food played into all of this. >> growing up in america, you know, i mean food for me was probably the easiest thing to understand about chinese culture growing up, things like that. >> my cultural identity is grits. it's an acronym for girl raised in the south. i'm grits harlem style. >> i eat everything. i eat chitlins, beans. >> amen, sister.
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>> i'm looking at the table. i'm like boiled peanuts. if you're from the south and you know at the church everyone has the boiled peanuts. i's a delicacy. food, conversation, a round table. you're able to rhett your guard down and just commune. our main ingredient is love. >> it shouldn't surprise us but it does. everything comes together arne the dinner table. the kitchen is the heart of the home. if you ever go to a house party everyone ends up in the kitchen for a reason. you can solve the world's problems in the kitchen or around the dinner table. >> straight ahead here on cnn, all the big stories affecting your week ahead. you've got to see this. we call her mama jazz, the nail lady. you will meet her later in the show. [ female announcer ] now at red lobster,
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come back to washington and head the central intelligence agency. >> i'm paul steinhauser. tomorrow tim pawlenty begins a swing through iowa doing well in the state that holds the first contest in the race for the white house is crucial to winning the nomination. wednesday, what's billed as the first ever twitter presidential debate. six candidates say they will take part in the event put on by a tea party group. >> i'm poppy harlow in new york. a watch dog association in washington opens its doors on thursday. the consumer financial protection bureau inspects the books of the biggest banks to ensure they are abiding by credit card laws and respond to consumer complaints. the white house has yet to appoint a director due to opposition in congress. we'll get key reports on the housing market and also earnings from g.e., coca-cola, wells fargo and caterpillar. we track it on cnn money. >> i'm carlos diaz of "showbiz
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tonight ". this week, casey anthony aftermath. the frenzy following her release from jail. plus, the end is here for "entourage." we'll talk to the stars from the hit hbo show. catch us at 11 p.m. eastern and pacific on hln. >> a.j. looks different. i wonder what he did. from the week ahead to news of the weird. nails as long as 26 inches. you're looking at mama jazz. she'll show you how she functions with them next. how does it do that? well, to get there, a lot of complicated engineering goes into every one. like variable valve timing and turbocharging, active front grille shutters that close at high speeds, and friction reducing -- oh, man, that is complicated. how about this -- cruze eco offers 42 miles per gallon. cool? ♪ ♪
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my nails don't actually stop me from doing anything. the only thing that i have had problems doing is tying shoes and that's just about it. but everything else -- i cook and clean. i have no problem with cutting up my vegetables. it's a must that i keep my hands clean because i do come in close contact with preparing my meal. >> okay, everybody. welcome back. i want to introduce you to an atlanta woman who's been growing her nails for over 22 years now. the longest is 26 inches long. you heard me. 26 inches long. which is that one? >> this one. >> that one. i don't want to break them. i'm in major trouble if i break them. >> right. >> they call you mama jazz. >> right. >> first before i ask how you do
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stuff because you answered a lot. >> okay. >> the big question is why? >> well, i have always been able to grow my nails. my father is a pastor. i couldn't grow them when i was smaller because he told me that i had to find my identity and once i found my identity i started growing my nails. >> so you have been growing them for 22 years? >> yes. >> when they break are you like, oh, no! >> yes. >> how often do they break? >> not often. i go to my nail tech and she puts the acrylic back on where it broke and mend them together. >> so they never break at the base? >> never. >> do you have to protect them with something? >> i have acrylic. >> so someone asked me on here, do you have any joint problems because -- are they heavy? >> no. they are not heavy. >> oh, my god. i have to tell you, that's weird. you have to admit it's period. when people see you do they have
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a reaction? do you frighten children? >> no. children are my biggest loved ones to my nails actually. >> someone says how do you wash your hair? >> i have a utensil -- a hair utensil. i just take and wash my hair with. >> this is from twitter. mystic lady 63 says how does she sleep and how does she scratch the inside of her ear. >> okay. no problem. >> it goes right in there. >> just go in there. >> are there other people -- are you the nail champion? >> i'm not aware that i am. >> i remember from years ago there was a fingernail champion, the woman who was a secretary and her nails were that long. what do you do for a living? homemaker housewife? >> yes. >> and your kids? >> five kids. >> they are all over there taking pictures. they're cool with it? >> they are cool with it. >> do you ever go, enough
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already. do you ever get tired of this? >> no, i don't. they're like my family. we have a bond. >> all right. would you get mad if i break one? >> oh, this is priceless. >> mama jazz, thank you very much. listen, i have to tell you before we get out of here, celebrities and people the world over will honor a hero tomorrow. >> happy birthday. there is nothing more to say. in case i have put on a little weight and you don't recognize me, it's whoopi. >> talk show host and actress whoopie goldberg is among the many celebrities wishing nelson mandela a happy birthday. he turns 93 on monday. to honor its first black president south africa calls july 18th international mandela day. south africans are asked to volunteer 67 minutes of service representing each year he fought
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against the policies of apartheid. we'll check some of the headlines. a crash involving a tour bus in upstate new york left at least two people dead. several others were injured in the accident which took place this afternoon on interstate 390. a number of hospitals reportedly received patients from the crash. those with more serious injuries were transported by helicopter. not only was there no carmegeddon in los angeles, a highway project that was supposed to cause it finished 17 hours ahead of schedule. interstate 405 re-opened at noon today after crews finished demolishing a bridge earlier than expected. the city was bracing itself when ten miles of interstate 405 dropped down. traffic dropped by two-thirds averting the monster gridlock predicted. the u.s. women's soccer team world cup quest ended in heartbreak. they lost the final to japan only on penalty kicks after

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